Elevation: 6,166 ft
GPS: 36.182, -115.521 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: slytton on Feb 14, 2014
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details
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Description

This crag is not for the faint of heart. The approach is replete with a rough dirt road and a 1hr hike up hill. If that sounds like fun then you will be well rewarded with some of the best limestone tufa pullin' in the country.

The Promised Land is climbable all year. During the winter the wall gets sun until around 2:30. Plan on climbing in the sun if it's below 60 in Vegas. Plan on climbing in the shade if it's above 65 in Vegas. During the hotter months the sun is high enough in the sky that most of the wall is in the shade all day, however, the hike up can be brutal. It is usually breezy and cool in the shade so bring something warm for when you're not climbing.

Typically there is nobody else at the wall. If you're tired of the crowds at Red Rocks, you don't mind hiking, and you are interested in climbing 5.12 - 5.14 then this crag is a really great option.

Getting There

  • ***(An all wheel drive car with decent clearance is recommended to minimize the hike.)

From Vegas follow Charleston Blvd West until you see a sign on the right for the "Scenic Loop Road". This is around 4.5 miles from the intersection of Desert Foothills Dr and Charleston Blvd.

Proceed to the pay station where you must pay for either a day pass $7 or a one year pass $30. From the pay station you will follow the scenic loop for 7.2mi until you reach Rock Gap Rd. Turn right and follow Rocky Gap Rd. until it turns to dirt. (There are several pullouts along the way so if the road seems too rocky you can pull over and hike the rest.) Follow the dirt road for around .75mi. Park at a parking area on the left side of the road directly opposite the La Madre Springs Trailhead. Hike up the road until you reach two big rocks with cairns on them. If you reach a really red embankment followed by a large pullout on the right you have gone too far. Turn around walk 250yards back down the road and look for the cairns on your left.

From the cairns, hike up the hill and follow an old 4-wheel drive road. Follow this road up hill for ~20min (.5 miles) and look for a large rock arrow pointing toward the start of the climbers trail. Walk along the climbers trail for another 5min, up and down some hills, ultimately dropping down into a limestone wash. Follow cairns in the limestone wash for around 40 minutes. At this point the cairns should lead you to the right, across the gully and up a steep hill towards the crag. From the start of the climbers trail to the crag is around 1.1 miles and the whole hike takes around an hour and a half.

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